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Old 02-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i recently got a free curve from my friend and its pretty wicked. the problem is that my current phone is a bb pearl and its on a t mobile network. the curve is a at&t phone. is there anyway to make this phone work on the t mobile network.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do a search on here for gsmphonesource.com. You have to get the device unlocked.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Where does the key go?
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Where does the key go?
You pop the pearl out of the front and it goes in there.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't laugh, I have done it. I told them my friend gave me a phone and they actually walked me through it..
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hahaha nice tgeekb real nice
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is there a way to get the codes free or can i use ones someone else poested on this site
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no. its device specific. Dont be so cheap, you just got a free phone.
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is there a way to get the codes free or can i use ones someone else poested on this site
I don't know about TMO but with AT&T as long as your account is 90 days old and in good standing they will provide you the code for free. Just tell them you are traveling out of the country for work and will need to access another network. And ask NICELY!!!

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Old 02-11-2008, 06:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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haha im not cheap, im money savvy
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you only get one every 90 days though per line
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you only get one every 90 days though per line
I've gotten 6 codes within 120 days. Don't think that 90 days rule applies anymore.
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I've gotten 6 codes within 120 days. Don't think that 90 days rule applies anymore.
Why do you need to unlock the phone so many times?
I thought once you have unlocked your phone, then you are done, you could use any sim card and anytime.

Is this correct assumption?

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You are indeed correct, however I was not referring to one specific device. This is in reference to 6 different blackberrys. 4 original purchases, and 2 that had to be exchanged within the 30 day period. Never had a problem.

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If you are this money savy, you will hate paying for a Blackberry Plan!
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You can call AT&T without an account and they'll get you unlock code I have done this serveral times. You should use this link to get your unlock code
HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, Canada’s Cellular Repair Center

not to bash Adam at gsmphonesource but they have better communication skills there.
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